Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Top Books of 2012 and Honourable Mentions

My Top Books of 2012 and Honourable Mentions

Personal taste always dictates these lists of Top Books for the year and one of the strengths of this site and why it’s so successful is that almost every reviewer has different tastes (maybe not so much with Raine and Sirius who seem to think like twins) ^^ but for the rest of us ordinary mortals there’s definitely strong tendencies that you can spot. This year’s selections for my Top…
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Favourite M/M Author in 2012

Favourite M/M Author in 2012

Last year you all had great fun voting for your favourite M/M author. Josh Lanyon won as your favourite M/M author for 2011 by a landslide. Now it’s time to vote again and unfortunately Josh is not eligible because he won last year, so this means that someone else has a chance to shine.  It’s hard to  beat Josh if he’s in any competition so the other authors have a huge chance…
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Cancel Christmas

Title: Cancel Christmas Author: Cameron Lawton Publisher: MLR Press Cover Art: Deana C. Jamroz Amazon Link: Buy Link Cancel Christmas Genre: contemporary m/m, military, holiday Length: Novella (40 k words) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars A Guest Review by Feliz Summary Review: Except for its time frame, this isn’t much of a holiday read–it’s a well-executed murder mystery and a beautiful love story in one.
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The Triathlete

The Triathlete

Title: The Triathlete Author: Ascher Halden Cover artist: n/a Publisher: MEZ9 Lit Amazon: Buy Link The Triathlete Genre: YA gay fiction Length: 446 pages Rating. 4.5 stars out of 5 A  guest review by Sirius. Summary: The young protagonist in this book has to deal with poverty, bullying, realizing that he is gay. This was not an easy read, but I thought that the ending was extremely rewarding.
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Turkey in the Snow

Turkey in the Snow

  Title: Turkey in the Snow Author: Amy Lane Cover Artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance, Evergreen Anthology 2012, holiday. Length: 102 pages / Novella Rating: 4.5 out of 5 rating stars A guest review by Raine Summary Review: A light family holiday story with perhaps an appropriate motif about not judging by appearances, written with a wryly accurate and fun touch.
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How to Raise an Honest Rabbit

How to Raise an Honest Rabbit

Title: How to Raise an Honest Rabbit Author: Amy Lane Cover Artist: Catt Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Buy Link:  Buy Link How to Raise an Honest Rabbit (Knitting Series) Genre: M/M Contemporary Length: Novel Rating: 5+ stars A Guest Review by Sammy Review Summary: A grifter finally discovers someone who may mean more to him than the thrill of the next con. And learns how to knit as well.
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Dark Angels: Happy Hanukkah

Title: Dark Angels: Happy Hanukkah Author: Z. Allora Cover Artist: Deana C. Jamroz Publisher: MLR Press Buy Link: Amazon Genre: Contemporary M/M Length: Novella (36,000 words) Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 A Guest Review by jeayci Review Summary: Fans of this series will probably enjoy this story as an opportunity to spend more time with characters you like, but it didn’t really work for me.
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Ethan, Who Loved Carter

Ethan, Who Loved Carter

Title: Ethan, Who Loved Carter Author: Ryan Loveless Cover artist: L.C. Chase Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Amazon: Buy Link Ethan, Who Loved Carter Genre: contemporary romance Length: 210 pages Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 A guest review by Sirius. Summary: A gentle, enjoyable romance about two men living with disabilities.
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